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Shot in majestic monochrome (but through a rose-colored lens) and sound tracked by the soulful, searching music of Van Morrison, British writer-director and eight-time Oscar nominee Branagh’s semi-autobiographical take on coming-of-age in Belfast is told with a clear affection for the city and its people.





Belfast, 1969. Cheeky chap Buddy is just trying to get top marks at school and win the affections of his crush, but when violence breaks out between Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics and the tanks roll into the road of his family home, he might have to grow up quicker than expected.